WSAQuerySocketSecurity function (ws2tcpip.h)
The WSAQuerySocketSecurity function queries information about the security applied to a connection on a socket.
INT WSAAPI WSAQuerySocketSecurity( SOCKET Socket, const SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_TEMPLATE *SecurityQueryTemplate, ULONG SecurityQueryTemplateLen, SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_INFO *SecurityQueryInfo, ULONG *SecurityQueryInfoLen, LPWSAOVERLAPPED Overlapped, LPWSAOVERLAPPED_COMPLETION_ROUTINE CompletionRoutine );
A descriptor identifying a socket for which security information is being queried.
A pointer to a SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_TEMPLATE structure that specifies the type of query information to return.
A SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_TEMPLATE structure pointed to by this parameter may contain zeroes for all members to request default security information. On successful return, only the Flags member in the SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_INFO will be set in the returned SecurityQueryInfo parameter.
This parameter may be a NULL pointer if the Socket parameter was created with a protocol of IPPROTO_TCP. In this case, the information returned is the same as if a SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_TEMPLATE structure with all values set to zero was passed. This parameter should be specified for a socket with protocol of IPPROTO_TCP if more than the default security information is required.
If the SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_TEMPLATE structure is specified with the PeerTokenAccessMask member not specified (set to zero), then the WSAQuerySocketSecurity function will not return the PeerApplicationAccessTokenHandle and PeerMachineAccessTokenHandle members in the SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_INFO structure.
If a Socket parameter was created with a protocol not equal to IPPROTO_TCP, the SecurityQueryTemplate parameter must be specified. In these cases, the PeerAddress member of the SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_TEMPLATE structure must specify an address family of AF_INET or AF_INET6 along with peer IP address and port number.
The size, in bytes, of the SecurityQueryTemplate parameter.
This parameter may be a zero if the Socket parameter was created with a protocol of IPPROTO_TCP. Otherwise, this parameter must be the size of a SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_TEMPLATE structure.
A pointer to a buffer that will receive a SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_INFO structure containing the information queried. This value can be set to NULL to query the size of the output buffer.
On input, a pointer to the size, in bytes, of the SecurityQueryInfo parameter. If the buffer is too small to receive the queried information, the call will return SOCKET_ERROR, and the number of bytes needed to return the queried information will be set in the value pointed to by this parameter. On a successful call, the number of bytes copied is returned.
A pointer to a WSAOVERLAPPED structure. This parameter is ignored for non-overlapped sockets.
A pointer to the completion routine called when the operation has been completed. This parameter is ignored for non-overlapped sockets.
If the function succeeds, the return value is zero. Otherwise, a value of SOCKET_ERROR is returned, and a specific error code can be retrieved by calling WSAGetLastError.
Some possible error codes are listed below.
|The specified address family is not supported.|
|For a stream socket, the virtual circuit was reset by the remote side. The application should close the socket as it is no longer usable. For a UDP datagram socket, this error would indicate that a previous send operation resulted in an ICMP "Port Unreachable" message.|
|The system detected an invalid pointer address in attempting to use a parameter. This error is returned if the SecurityQueryInfoLen parameter was a NULL pointer.|
|An invalid parameter was passed. This error is returned if the socket passed in the Socket parameter was not created with an address family of the AF_INET or AF_INET6 and a socket type of SOCK_DGRAM or SOCK_STREAM.|
|A buffer passed was too small. This error is returned for a Socket parameter when the protocol was not IPPROTO_TCP if the SecurityQueryInfo parameter is a NULL pointer or the SecurityQueryTemplateLen parameter is less than the size of a SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_TEMPLATE structure.|
|The descriptor passed in the Socket parameter is not a valid socket.|
The WSAQuerySocketSecurity function provides a method to query the current security settings on a socket. After a connection is established, the WSAQuerySocketSecurity function allows an application to query the security properties of the connection, which can include information on peer access tokens.
For connection-oriented sockets, it is preferred to call the WSAQuerySocketSecurity function immediately after a connection is established. For connectionless sockets, it is preferred to call the WSAQuerySocketSecurity function immediately after data is sent to a new peer address or received from a new peer address. The WSAQuerySocketSecurity function can be called multiple times on a single socket.
This function simplifies having to call the WSAIoctl function with a dwIoControlCode parameter set to SIO_QUERY_SECURITY.
The WSAQuerySocketSecurity function may be called on a Socket parameter created with an address family of AF_INET or AF_INET6.
If the Socket parameter was created with a protocol of IPPROTO_TCP, the SecurityQueryTemplate parameter may be NULL and the SecurityQueryTemplateLen parameter may be zero. Otherwise, the SecurityQueryTemplate parameter must point to a SOCKET_SECURITY_QUERY_TEMPLATE structure.
For a client application using connection-oriented sockets (socket created with a protocol of IPPROTO_TCP), the WSAQuerySocketSecurity function should be called after the connect, ConnectEx, or WSAConnect function returns. For a server application using connection-oriented sockets (protocol of IPPROTO_TCP), the WSAQuerySocketSecurity function should be called after the accept, AcceptEx, or WSAAccept function returns.
For connectionless sockets (socket created with a protocol of IPPROTO_UDP), the application should call the WSAQuerySocketSecurity function immediately after WSASendTo or WSARecvFrom call returns for a new peer address.
An error will be returned if the following conditions are not met.
- The address family of the Socket parameter must be either AF_INET or AF_INET6.
- The socket type must be either SOCK_STREAM or SOCK_DGRAM.
|Minimum supported client||Windows Vista [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]|